“Fuck Almighty” by Jonathan Papernick

Frank is working the summer at Cantor’s Regency Hotel and Spa. Sixteen and built like a concrete shithouse, he’s desperate to get laid. When he gets asked to take drink to room 212, he thinks his luck might just have changed.

About the Author

Jonathan Papernick is the author the story collections The Ascent of Eli Israel, There Is No Other and The Book of Stone. His fiction has appeared in numerous literary journals including, Nerve, Post Road, Green Mountains Review, Night Train, Blunderbuss, Folio and Confrontation. His work had been anthologized in Lost Tribe: Jewish Fiction from the Edge, Scribblers on the Roof, The Moment, Sudden Flash Youth and Six-Word Memoirs on Jewish Life. Dara Horn calls Papernick “an utterly original writer,” and the New York Times writes, “There is a muscular certainty to the best of Papernick’s stories.” Papernick has taught fiction writing at Pratt Institute, Brandeis University, Bar Ilan University, Emerson College, Grub Street Writers and Emerson College. A Toronto native, Papernick lives with his wife and two sons outside of Boston where he is a Senior Writer-in-Residence at Emerson College.


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